Hilton Tarrant works at YFM. Prior to that, he worked at a specialist software development agency after leaving a full-time, award-winning career as a financial journalist. He has been a financial journalist since 2005.

Deflation hits upmarket Cape Town house prices

Overall metro sees slowest growth rate since the end of 2009.

Here’s how many branches banks have shut in the last decade

Big banks have closed nearly 700 branches since the peak. Only Capitec is still adding to its footprint.

Standard Bank shuts even more branches than planned

The full list of 104 closures …

FNB cuts and simplifies (most) fees

Bank pushing its ‘value’ angle hard from July …

As Moyo crisis swirls, shareholders reject Old Mutual exec pay

Managed separation incentives criticised.

Netcare CEO forced to dump shares worth R200m

Price slump wipes out his entire stake in the group …

African Bank makes entry-level bank account play

Will compete on ‘shared’ banking, savings and fees.

How Builders is fighting back against the French

Leroy Merlin is going to have to work hard to compete against the market leader …

Old Mutual unbundling: Are shareholders better off?

Is the sum of the parts worth more than the previous whole?

Takealot’s ingenious move

Why the e-commerce business is rolling out physical collection points.

Old Mutual execs score R46m in unbundling

An ‘unintended consequence’ of Quilter and Nedbank separation …

Departing Hodnett gets to keep Absa shares

Also paid a long service award of a rather bizarre R5 000.

‘More concerning than prescribed assets’

Sim Tshabalala on nationalisation, monetary policy and pension assets.

Standard Bank branch cuts are long overdue

When last did you visit a bank branch? And when last did you go into one for anything other than stamped bank statements?

Shoprite thumped on remuneration

Exclude Wiese’s deferred shares, and votes fail embarrassingly …

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